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Endure the Stars

A project in Hornchurch, UK by Grimlord Games

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An epic 1-5 player Sci-Fi co-op fight for survival, set amongst the ruins of the N.W.E. Hikari spaceship, with over 50 miniatures.
Backers: 1652
Average Pledge Per Backer: £79

Funded: £130,592 of £45,000
Dates: Nov 7th -> Dec 7th (30 days)
Project By: Grimlord Games
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Latest News


December 7th - via:
Dear backers, Brian is going to kill me for this one....... We couldn't leave the last  hours of the campaign with nothing to get excited about, so we've got 1 FINAL STRETCH GOAL (we really mean it this time). The male and female Geneticist: Here... (Read More)


December 7th - via:
Dear backers, What a way to end the campaign! We've managed to unlock the final stretch goal, the Redeemers of Purpose!  Now each Kickstarter backer will receive 33 more miniatures than the retail version, including a new character class and enemy!... (Read More)

Just one more add on....

December 6th - via:
Dear backers, It seems that you're still hungry for more add ons to help unlock the last stretch goal! It's very late in the campaign, but we'll try to oblige. So for the last time in the campaign; the Primus GEP had broken free! The Primus GEP was... (Read More)

The Solomons are loose!

December 6th - via:
Dear backers, The Solomon GEPs are now part of Endure the Stars!  Now each and every backer receives 100 miniatures for their pledge! Even better than that, if we reach the next stretch goal, that jumps to 121 miniatures! We have every bit of faith... (Read More)

Robotic Sentries unlocked! The Redeemers shall prevail!

December 6th - via:
Dear backers, Yet another stretch goal down! Now all backers receive 10 Robotic Sentry miniatures!  As we fast approach the Solomon, we've still got a few tricks up our sleeve. Introducing the Redeemers of Purpose:  "Not everyone was comfortable... (Read More)

A functional Exo Loader has been found!

December 5th - via:
Dear Backers We are so pleased to be able to unlock this one. From the moment we saw the first concept art we just knew this had to be in the game. To all the new backers that have recently joined, Welcome aboard the N.W.E Hikari Well done... (Read More)

Another Titan has escaped!

December 4th - via:
Dear backers, What a fantastic day for the campaign! We've managed to unlock the Titan stretch goal a mere 24 hours after the Refuge! Now all backers will receive 1 extra Titan miniature and dashboard that will not be included in the core game.  An... (Read More)

Everybody head for the Refuge!

December 3rd - via:
Dear backers, The survivors now have a place to call home. Refuge is now unlocked! The extra Titan is within sight! The Grimlord Games team  (Read More)

The art book you've been waiting for!

December 3rd - via:
Dear backers, We've had a lot of requests for this one, so we're very excited to introduce a new add on; the Endure the Stars art book!  The book will feature gorgeous illustrations showing the development of the characters and concepts of the game.... (Read More)

New stretch goals revealed!

December 2nd - via:
Dear backers, We've had a great run of stretch goal unlocks and thought it about time to reveal a few more! So first up is something that many of you have been asking about, the Solomon GEP!  The Solomon program was am attempt to create an... (Read More)

Game tile designs unlocked!

December 1st - via:
Dear backers, Well done everyone, another great stretch goal done! Now all backers will receive 3 new game tile designs, separate from the 9 core game tiles!   The Refuge is just around the corner and the Exo Loader is within sight. Not only that,... (Read More)

Better dashboards for all!

November 29th - via:
Dear backers, Yet another stretch goal achieved! Now all character dashboards will be printed on 2mm punch boards, including expansion and add on characters! The artist has been hard at work with the Refuge illustration and we think everyone can... (Read More)

Resolve deck unlocked!

November 28th - via:
Dear backers, Great news! We've managed to unlock the Resolve deck, which will greatly expand upon the Resolve mechanic of the game. We know that many of you have been very excited about this one, so we're so pleased to have gotten this far!  We've... (Read More)

Undead Viking review of Endure The Stars

November 27th - via:
Dear backers As promised, if a little late than planned, here is the review of Endure the Stars gameplay by Undead Viking. Lance still has a final edit to make but we wanted to share it with all of you as soon as possible. View it here on Kickstarter... (Read More)

Kickstarter Exclusive & a new stretch goal!

November 26th - via:
Dear backers, Another stretch goal down! We’ve got some very exciting news in store for you in today update! First up, the subject of Kickstarter exclusives. Up until now we’ve decided not to go with any exclusives for a number of reasons. But... (Read More)

Undead Viking video (almost), more variant sculpts and future stretch goals

November 25th - via:
Dear backers, Plenty of news today! First off, Lance at Undead Viking has apologised for the tardiness of his Endure the Stars video and will be posting it VERY soon. Next, we'd like to allay everyone's fear regarding our miniatures. We're still... (Read More)

Variant Swarmers unlocked!

November 24th - via:
Dear backers, The variant Swarmer sculpts have been unlocked!  We also have another mini stretch goal to reveal. Some of you have requested more robust character dashboards, so we're adding this in:  This will mean the dashboards will be part of... (Read More)

1000 backers! Double sided tiles are unlocked!

November 23rd - via:
Dear backers, We've had a fantastic few hours and it's bed time in Britain, but what better way to sign off the day than by unlocking the double sided game tiles:  Now all game tiles will be double sided! The core game tiles will feature the same 9... (Read More)

Another stretch goal unlocked!

November 23rd - via:
Dear backers, Yet another stretch goal has unlocked in a very short space of time! Now the Jaeger GEPs will come in 2 different sculpts in every copy of Endure the Stars! Continuing with our efforts to listen to our backers, we'll be switching around... (Read More)

The Icarus GEPs are loose!

November 23rd - via:
Dear backers, Another stretch goal down! Everyone will now receive 20 Icarus GEP miniatures in thie core game. To celebrate, we're introducing another stretch goal only £2,500 away from this one:  Let's keep the momentum and make Endure the Stars... (Read More)

Second wave of add ons!

November 23rd - via:
Dear backers, Introducing the next wave of add ons! First up, we're introducing colour matched injury dice. These are colour coded to the 6 character classes that are now a part of the core game. Perfect for players who just don't want to share... (Read More)

Resolve cards update

November 22nd - via:
Dear backers, The 1000 backers stretch goal is in sight! Whilst we wait for tiles to unlock we thought we'd take a moment to update everyone regarding the deign of the Resolve deck. Some of you have voiced an interest in concealing the Resolve cards... (Read More)

1st gameplay review from Board Game Brawl

November 20th - via:
Dear backers You requested it and we are now pleased to be able to share our first gameplay review from Nick Meenachan at Board Game Brawl.  This preview isn't public yet but will go live on Board Game Brawl's YouTube channel very soon.  Another... (Read More)

Robotic Sentries explained

November 18th - via:
Dear backers,  We thought we’d take a moment to give you a bit more information about the add on miniatures, the Robotic sentries. For those of you who didn’t catch the previous update, here’s the back story: “The Sentry system was designed... (Read More)

Resolve stretch goal

November 18th - via:
Dear backers,After a couple of days of big news there’s no large announcements today, but we still have some exciting news! Although we’ve play tested Endure the Stars extensively it came to our attention that the Resolve mechanic was something... (Read More)

Stretch goal shuffle and manufacturer update

November 17th - via:
Dear backers,  We have more exciting news for you! Our first big announcement today is that we will be having the game produced by a new manufacturer, top industry leaders Ludofact! If you haven’t heard of them you should have, they exclusively... (Read More)

Accomplishment deck unlocked!

November 16th - via:
Dear backers, The accomplishment deck is now part of the core game! Another stretch goal unlocked and now the female Engineer awaits, ever ready to bash some skulls in!  The Grimlord Games team  (Read More)

Gameplay videos inbound! Plus more suprises!

November 16th - via:
Dear backers,We have several bits of exciting news to announce! First off, many have you have expressed the desire for a game play video, so we have not 1 but 2 gameplay videos incoming. The good folks over at Board Game Brawl and Undead Viking will... (Read More)

Endure the Stars art book?

November 15th - via:
Dear backers, Several of you have expressed an interest in an Endure the Stars art book and we wouldn't blame you either. Brian Coughlan has created such beautiful imagery for this project and it's a joy to behold. We're interested to hear what you... (Read More)

Spreading the ETS word!

November 13th - via:
Dear backers, To give the campaign the kick it thoroughly deserves, we're introducing a new stretch goal! Here's the link, now spread the word! So we've been thinking about how to best... (Read More)

The first stretch goal is unlocked!

November 12th - via:
Dear backers,The Scout is now unlocked! Each and every one of you lovely backers will receive her as part of your pledge. An invaluable member to any team that wants to avoid unwanted attention, the Scout’s abilities are focused towards stealth and... (Read More)

Gameplay walkthrough link

November 11th - via:
Dear backers, Thank you for being patient with us. Here's the link to our gameplay walkthrough guide: The Grimlord Games team  (Read More)


November 11th - via:
Dear backers, Just over 4 days into the campaign and we're funded! We can't thank you enough, Endure the Stars is our love letter to all things Sci Fi and it's wonderful to find others who believe in it too. Moving forward, we've got plenty of time... (Read More)

Yes to gender variant class abilities!

November 11th - via:
Dear backers, As we approach our funding target, It seems that you all feel that the game would benefit from gender variant class abilities. So it's a yes! Each class will essentially now have variations, with different abilities. But we'd still like... (Read More)

Gender variant class abilities: Have your say!

November 10th - via:
Dear backers, Over the past few days we've had a few people ask if there is a possibility for the different genders of each class to have different abilities. Although this is not something that we had planned to do, it's a topic that is worth... (Read More)

The add ons are online!

November 9th - via:
Dear backers, Our first wave of add ons are finally here in the form of a new enemy type; the Hikari's automated defence systems! The Sentry system was designed as a defence against any of the experiments escaping containment, but electromagnetic... (Read More)

The BGG page is up!

November 8th - via:
Dear backers, The kind folks at Board Game Geek have smiled upon us and approved our submission (still waiting for the images though!) Go forth and spread the Endure the Stars message! The Grimlord Games team  (Read More)

Early Bird surge!

November 8th - via:
Dear backers, We're listening to all of your feedback intently and you really are proving to be a valuable resource. So to give his project the kick it deserves, we'll be upping the early bird pledges by 650 in the next 10 minutes, so we can move on... (Read More)

Preview Rulebook

November 8th - via:
Dear backers, Thank you for what has been an exciting first day! We've put a link to the preview rulebook on the campaign page, but please also find it here: Please be aware that this... (Read More)

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